University of Cambridge
yourself or the
• The University of Cambridge is
a collegiate public research
university in Cambridge, England. Founded
in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest
university in the English-speaking
world and the world's fourth-oldest
❖ Scientific specialties: chemical engineering; computer science;
engineering; industrial engineering; mathematics; medicine;
natural sciences; veterinary medicine.
Humanities: Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Celtic
culture; archeology and anthropology; architecture;
antique classics; economics; education; English;
geography; stories; art history and other.
❖ Rector of Cambridge - Prince Philip, Duke of
Edinburgh, Vice Rector - Professor Alison Richard.
Founded in 1284. It is the oldest
college and the smallest one.
King's College Cathedral
It has been under construction for almost a hundred years
- since 1446, and has become the greatest architectural
The performance of the Royal College Cathedral Boys'
Choir is traditionally televised at Christmas every year.
institution only for girls from 21 years
King Henry VI is
considered the founder
of the college, and this
event is dated 1441.
David Thomas Ansted is a
graduate of this university,
professor of geology, author of
dozens of monographs.
George Batchelor is professor of
Stephen Hawking is a professor of
theoretical physics and an
popularizer of science.
James Pounder Whitney Professor of Church History, one of
the editors of the first three volumes
of "Cambridge History of the Middle
Redman is a professor of
Moses Finley is a professor of
ancient history, a leading specialist
in the economic history of antiquity.
At the University of
Cambridge, training is
conducted in 28 courses
also more than 150
research centers and
institutes, united in 6
The University of
Press is the world's
Cambridge has over
oldest printing agency.
18,000 students and
The university also owns
over 11,000 employees.
8 cultural and scientific
museums, including the
developed as a mix of 31
Fitzwilliam Museum, and
colleges and over 100
a botanical garden. The
contains 15 million
The University of Cambridge is one of the most ancient
and conservative universities in the world, and any student
of this university inevitably becomes part of the centuriesold Cambridge traditions. For example, the worst student
was given a symbolic wooden spoon. The last time such a
spoon the size of an oar was issued was in 1909. the
graduation procedure was solemn, the student also takes
an oath in Latin and changes his old robe for a new one,
corresponding to the new degree he received. The release
procedure takes place in the Senate House,